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Philadelphia Man Indicted On Gun And Drug Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA - James Spears, 33, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by indictment with possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack”) and cocaine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  The indictment charges that the defendant committed these offenses in Philadelphia between December 28, 2012 and January 3, 2013.

If convicted of all charges, the defendant faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison with a maximum sentence of life, five years of supervised release, a possible fine, and a $300 special assessment.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Salvatore L. Astolfi.

An Indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated June 21, 2016